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Call for 2020 Military Health System Research Symposium abstracts open

Navy Rear Adm. Darin K. Via, deputy chief, Readiness and Health, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, meets with Mr. Mike Galarneau, director, Operational Readiness & Health, Naval Health Research Center, during poster presentations while attending MHSRS 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by John Marciano) Navy Rear Adm. Darin K. Via, deputy chief, Readiness and Health, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, meets with Mr. Mike Galarneau, director, Operational Readiness & Health, Naval Health Research Center, during poster presentations while attending MHSRS 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by John Marciano)

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FALLS CHURCH, VA. — The 2020 Military Health System Research Symposium Call for Abstracts is open now and will close on March 25, 2020.

MHSRS is the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting and addresses the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. The symposium is a collaborative environment for military medical care providers with deployment experience, DoD scientists, academia, international partners, and industry to exchange information on research advancements.

Conference programming will focus in four areas: Warfighter Medical Readiness, Expeditionary Medicine, Warfighter Performance, and Return to Duty.

The MHSRS website is the best source of information on the 2020 MHSRS Call for Abstracts, and includes the 2020 Breakout Sessions and instructions on how to submit an abstract.

The 2020 MHSRS Call for Abstracts will NOT be extended past the closing date. Persons planning to submit abstracts should plan accordingly to respond by March 25, 2020 with the required associated documentation.

The location and date of the 2020 MHSRS are yet to be determined. Details will be posted on the MHSRS website and communicated when available.

More than 3,500 people attended the 2019 MHSRS meeting. Attendees participated in a diverse array of panels and workshops covering topics on combat casualty care, military operational medicine including psychological health and resilience, clinical and rehabilitative medicine, medical simulation, and military infectious diseases. In addition, the MHSRS featured an awards ceremony honoring individual and team research accomplishments, and recognized the meeting’s outstanding poster and Young Investigator presentations.

Readers are encouraged to spread the word about the MHSRS Call for Abstracts to encourage a robust and diverse forum to advance the mission of the MHS and military medicine.

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